I am totally convinced, based on no evidence, or medical advice at all, that a strict regimen of Kegel exercises, religiously followed, and bragged about
to all who will listen, will have most all RP patients dry in 180 days.
On the other hand, if you don't bother at all, and just let nature take its course and the body do its thing when it's ready, most all RP patients will be dry in six months.
So take your choice. Believers are cured within days (say 180) while the lazy skeptics could take months (say six.)
My wife is a believer, and so she had me on a Kegel schedule, and reminded me constantly. I lied. Never did a one. But, she was happy, and now when we meet up with other our age who are headed for an RP she admonishes them to do their Kegels and points to me as being a prime example of drying up quickly, thanks to the good Doctor Arnold Kegel. And, I'm not so foolish to argue.
Further, I won't attend any GFMPH event with her anywhere within 1,000 miles without signed, sworn, promises not to reveal my true Kegel history. Life is too short to spend the next couple of years in a rehab hospital.
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours. Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7
First post op PSA Sept 09 less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02